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1991 Mazda MX-5 – Project Profile

There are few things in the motoring world as pure as going for a blast in a light, agile, well-balanced sports car. The Japanese knew this, which is why the MX-5 of the late ‘80s was so heavily influenced by cars like the classic Lotus Elan. Both cars are no frills, basic engineering, but basic […]

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The Ford Probe – Cult Classic, Not Best Seller

From the moment Ford put the final nail into the Capri’s coffin in 1986, we were asking for a new one. While the Capri perhaps ended its life under a cloud, thanks to being overshadowed by the emergence of the hot hatch, there was no escaping that for many the Capri was the ultimate in […]

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Daimler SP250 – Cult Classic, Not Best Seller

The Daimler SP250 is one of those cars that you either absolutely adore, or you’re left confused by it. There is after all, no escaping the fact that it’s a bit of an odd looking little thing. That killer front overbite, the tall rear fins, the flared arches. It’s all very, erm, unique. But Daimler […]

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Toyota GR Supra – Car & Classic Review

There are a lot of problems for the new, reborn Toyota Supra to overcome. Firstly, there is a big, German elephant in the room. Yes, this car was co-developed with BMW. So what? So some of the switches, some of the chassis and associated components and of course, the engine, comes from the BMW stable. […]

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1972 Datsun 240Z – Classified of the Week

Honestly, would you just look at that. There are few cars that can strike a pose quite as well as the mighty Datsun Z cars of the 1970s. That seemingly endless bonnet, the short, squat cab and rear end. It’s proper sports car stuff, and you can see why some people were keen to refer […]

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1976 Lotus Esprit – Project Profile

Is it lazy to pick a Lotus Esprit from the Car & Classic listings and then start making James Bond references? Yes. Yes it is. Or at least, it would be if we were shoehorning those references onto a car that was wrong. The Esprit was, after all, built from ‘76 to ‘04. It would […]

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Alpine A110 – Car & Classic Review

It’s cool to trade on your past, if indeed your past is worth trading on. If you fell down the stairs in 1983, we don’t need to still be hearing about it now. If you won gold in the 1983 Olympics though, well, that’s a story we can live with. It gives you credibility, too. […]

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2016 Morgan ARP4 – Classified of the Week

In terms of age, a 2016 car is no classic. But in terms of craftsmanship and tradition, there are few more classic than a Morgan.